The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – TE edition – Week 10

The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we continue the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 10 of your fantasy football matchups.

Start of the Week: Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle vs Miami Dolphins

Surprisingly, the Miami Dolphins are actually average against opposing tight ends. Even still, given the injuries to the wide receivers, I expect both Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle to be more heavily involved in the passing attack going forward. Against a bad Miami team, I think both tight ends are startable, as I’d be completely unsurprised to see them both get into the end zone. If you’ve held on to Ebron or Doyle this long, this is your best chance to use them.

Start – Jonnu Smith vs Kansas City Chiefs: After two solid weeks of production, Jonnu Smith had a disappointing week against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are a better defense than the Chiefs, but the Chiefs are ascending as well. Even still, I think Jonnu Smith can be an excellent option this week as Corey Davis is likely to be limited or out entirely.

Start – Jared Cook vs Atlanta Falcons: Before his injury, Jared Cook had caught touchdowns in two straight games. He’s practicing fully this week after the bye week and is on schedule to start against a bottom-tier defense in the Atlanta Falcons. It’s possible Jared Cook was dropped because of the bye week. If that’s the case, pick him up and start him.

Start – Gerald Everett @ Pittsburgh Steelers: His last outing was disappointing to say the least, but I think this presents as a nice bounce-back opportunity for Gerald Everett. I think with how well the Steelers defense has played, Jared Goff will look often to his underneath routes, primarily Gerald Everett. He’s a solid play this week.

Start – Ryan Griffin vs New York Giants: Chris Herndon might be practicing in a limited fashion, but I’d still be surprised to see him start over fellow tight end Ryan Griffin. Griffin has played very well the last two weeks and would have had his fourth touchdown on the season if not for a ridiculous decision by the referees to overturn his touchdown catch. I’m staying in the fire against a bad Giants defense and I’m starting Ryan Griffin this week.

Sit of the Week: Jacob Hollister @ San Francisco 49ers

Even with how well he performed in the overtime win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I’m worried about chasing the points with Jacob Hollister. I am worried about the road matchup against the division-rival 49ers, even with Russell Wilson on pace for an MVP season. I think Hollister is more stash worthy than start worthy for this week.

Sit – OJ Howard vs Arizona Cardinals: #ForeverSit. Even against the Cardinals.

Sit – Kyle Rudolph @ Dallas Cowboys: It’s touchdown or bust for Kyle Rudolph these days and he only has 2 touchdowns on the year. Granted, they came in the last three weeks, particularly when Adam Thielen has been out. Even though I expect Thielen to miss this next game, I still would look for a more consistent option than Rudolph. 

Sit – Rhett Ellison @ New York Jets: With the news that Evan Engram is going to miss Sunday’s contest against the Jets, I wouldn’t be surprised to see fantasy owners trying to get cute and start Rhett Ellison. I get it, Ellison’s only touchdown on the season came when he replaced Engram during a game, but I’m not trying to start him this week.

Sit – TJ Hockenson @ Chicago Bears: The Bears have actually been a great matchup for opposing tight ends, as evidenced last week when they allowed Zach Ertz to have easily his best game of the season against them. Even still, TJ Hockenson left the game last week because he had “the breathe taken out of him”, and he’s failed to surpass 60 yards since week one. Hock is proving the old adage that rookie tight ends struggle through their first year.